The transaction is worth more than $10 billion in total, including $5.9 billion for the planes themselves. The aircraft are expected to be delivered in 2026 and 2027.
Bombardier then deplored being left out, but the authorities recalled that a traditional procurement procedure with an open call for tenders would take around three to four years before the planes could be purchased. .
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The Machinists' Union (IAMAW) for its part described Ottawa's decision as a disavowal of our aerospace industry.
On its website, the Government of Canada indicates that the Aurora fleet is Canada's primary intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft.
The new fleet will be based in Nova Scotia, at Canadian Forces Base Greenwood, and in British Columbia, at Canadian Forces Base Comox.